I know several teachers. They are some of the most hardworking people out there. A great teacher can change your life. I remember Mr. Fischer who taught me I was good at chemistry. Mrs. Steiner taught me how to write college level papers. Honestly, I’ve met so many great teachers along the way that encouraged my learning along the way.
Did you know that Teacher Appreciation Week is coming up (May 2-6)? What better way to show how much you appreciate their sacrifices than by giving them an appreciation gift! Our school’s Parent Club does different things for our teachers every year to show how much we appreciate them, but I know that not all schools do that. The above image is what I did for all our teachers this last Christmas, but here are a few ideas for you to do:
- Have your kids write a letter telling their teacher what they most appreciated about him or her. You, as a parent, do the same thing and make sure you send a copy to the principal. Like every other profession, they only usually hear about when somebody is complaining. Instead, you passing along all the great things this teacher has done.
- Make a treat for the teachers lounge. My kids school is pretty small, so a treat goes a long way for us.
- Buy books for the child’s classroom. When our school does the Scholastic book fair, I make a note of what books are being requested for the classroom. We all know that teachers pay a lot of money out of their own pocket to set up their classroom. This is an easy and small way to help your kids’ teachers out. Plus, the more books in the classroom, the better!
- Basket of school supplies. This is the time of year when all the students are running out of supplies. I know I’ve already had to get my kids more notebooks and folders. Like #3, this helps keep the classroom fully stocked and less money out of the teacher’s pocket.
- Order thank you cards from Tiny Prints. Keep watch later this week for a post telling you how to get 5 free cards!
Tiny Prints also has a great list of ideas for your to do for your kids’ teachers. How do you show your kids’ teachers that you appreciate them?